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West Virginia Oil/Gas Safety Commission Issues Recommendations; Legislation Possible

West Virginia Oil/Gas Safety Commission Issues Recommendations; Legislation Possible

The West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Safety Commission, formed by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in July in response to oilfield accidents, said it plans to extend its work through this year to track possible implementation of 17 recommendations issued last month.

January 15, 2016

Transocean Joins Halliburton in Settling More Macondo Claims

The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC), which is spearheading litigation resulting from the Macondo oil spill in 2010, has reached a preliminary agreement with Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean Ltd. to settle claims arising from the accident.

May 21, 2015

Transocean Joins Halliburton in Settling More Macondo Claims

The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC), which is spearheading litigation resulting from the Macondo oil spill in 2010, has reached a preliminary agreement with Deepwater Horizon rig owner Transocean Ltd. to settle claims arising from the accident.

May 21, 2015

Phase Two of BP Trial Underway

The second phase of the multi-district litigation (MDL) against BP plc concerning the Macondo well blowout got underway Monday in New Orleans, with lawyers battling it over the amount of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days beginning April 20, 2010.

October 1, 2013

PHMSA Mulls Expansion of IMP Requirements for Gas Pipelines

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a notice on whether to expand integrity management program (IMP) requirements for natural gas pipelines beyond high-consequence (HCA) or high-population areas.

October 1, 2013

Contractor’s Safety Failures Said Cause of Fatal Platform Explosion

An eight-month investigation has concluded that a fatal explosion and fire during a construction project last November on a Gulf of Mexico (GOM) oil production platform operated by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC occurred after contractors failed to follow standard safety practices.

August 22, 2013

Industry Brief

An investigation has been launched after an accident at an Encana Corp. natural gas drilling site in Colorado killed one person and injured three others. According to law enforcement officials, a high-pressure gas release occurred when four contractors with BGH Gas Test Operating Inc. of Castle Rock, CO, were ramping up production at the well, which is in the Niobrara formation. No explosion or fire occurred at the drilling site, which is near the town of Platteville, about 30 miles north of Denver. Encana has launched an internal investigation; state officials also are conducting an investigation.

August 17, 2012

W&T Seeking Oiler Plays, Sees Pricey Reserves

W&T Offshore Inc. CEO Tracy W. Krohn called the April 20 explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) a terrible accident and said W&T is willing to help in any way “as most companies would be in our industry.”

May 10, 2010

W&T Looking to Oilier Plays, Says Reserves Too Pricey

W&T Offshore Inc. CEO Tracy W. Krohn called the April 20 explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon and the resulting oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) a terrible accident and said W&T is willing to help in any way “as most companies would be in our industry.”

May 5, 2010

Platform Accident in Gulf of Mexico Leaves 19 Dead, 4 Missing

At least 19 were confirmed dead and four others missing following a weather-related accident last Wednesday on a platform in the Campeche Sound of the Gulf of Mexico, according to state-run Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex).

October 29, 2007
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